All rosé wines are not made equal, but then nothing is, right? A Swatch is not a Philippe Patek. A Ford Fiesta is not a Porsche Panamera. While you’re enjoying this moment of philosophical meditation, let’s broach the subject of a superior rosé. This would be the Gamble Family Vineyards Rosé Wine 2018, Napa Valley, a blend of 66 percent cabernet sauvignon (from Oakville grapes), 21 percent cabernet franc, 8 percent merlot and 5 percent petit verdot, which could, of course, be the blend of a regular table wine. These grapes, however, were purpose-grown for rosé; the wine sees only stainless steel, no oak. (Yes, we occasionally encounter a rosé that aged in neutral oak barrels.) The color here is the classic Provencal pale onion skin hue; aromas of pure strawberry and raspberry are infused with notes of cranberry and pomegranate, blood orange and spiced pear, with damp flint in the background; a few moments in the glass bring in hints of talc and lilac, with an undercurrent of dried Mediterranean herbs. These elements segue seamlessly onto the palate, where the wine delivers lovely and delightful texture and presence, along with an intriguing earthy/rooty/woodsy quality that threads through bright acidity to a dry finish that feels lacy and transparent. 13.5 percent alcohol. There’s enough seriousness here to satisfy consumers who believe that rosé is frivolous, but the wine never loses touch with its essential delicacy and elegance. Winemaker Jim Close produced 780 cases. Excellent. About $25.

A sample for review.